Activists are holding a banner making day in support of the Cardiff University strikes
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Artists involved in Cardiff People's Assembly will be hosting an afternoon of making banners and placards for upcoming protest actions, including a strike rally of lecturers and other staff at Cardiff University later this month.
The strikes are taking place as a result of dramatic cuts being made to the USS pension scheme, affecting Cardiff University lecturers.
The event will be held in Cathays Community Centre on Sunday 18th of February at 2pm.
Publicity for the afternoon states:
'"We're making a load of banners and placards for upcoming actions around the UCU Cardiff University strike and other anti austerity protests. No artistry needed – just an undefeated spirit.
Come. Drink tea. Hold brushes. Think up slogans. Paint. Commune with cardboard. Commune with people…!
Bring any materials you have – cardboard, paintbrushes – but if you don't have any, don't worry we will try to bring some too!"
Adam Johannes, a local organiser for Cardiff People's Assembly said:
"We stand by lecturers and university staff as they strike to defend pensions, the future of higher education and their own livelihoods. Some education workers face cuts to the value of their pension of by half or more.
Please support Cardiff University lecturers and staff! Let's unite for education and win a better system for staff and students and hasten the end of the neo-liberal scam of fees and massive student debt and the whole rotten Tory regime."
The People's Assembly is a non-part political Grass Roots UK-wide campaign against austerity, cuts and privatisation. More information about their vision can be located here.
Cardiff People's Assembly have played a key role in successful city campaigns against library closures and arts cuts. They are part of a broad-based national network of groups aiming to 'push the arguments against austerity' they see missing from British politics.
The group advocate for people they see being hit by austerity policies. This includes low paid workers, disabled people, unemployed people, the young, minority ethnic groups and women.
The UCU University rally will be on Thursday 22nd of February at 11am outside the main building of Cardiff University.